‘Star Wars’ droid BB-8 makes the perfect motorized pumpkin craft

Orange? Round? Adorable? Yes, BB-8 is the perfect choice for a geek-themed Halloween lantern.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published Nov 2, 2015   Updated May 27, 2021, 5:26 pm CDT

The Force AwakensBB-8 droid is basically the perfect model for a Halloween lantern. It’s orange, it’s round, and it’s already almost as recognizable as R2-D2.

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So we were very excited to come across a BB-8 pumpkin that not only looks the part but even spins its head like the real Star Wars droid. Geek DIY projects are serious business!

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YouTube user Randy Slavey made this awesome BB-8 from two pumpkins and a kit-build motor. The motor, which is embedded in the pumpkin cavities inside a plastic canister, works via remote control.


Here’s the whole thing in action. This is a strong contender for best geeky Halloween project on the Internet.

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Photo via randyslavey/Imgur

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*First Published: Nov 2, 2015, 9:26 am CST